Kamikaze Kangaroos!

‘Kamikaze Kangaroos!’ was the third book I wrote. It took the least time (largely because my sister Gill very bravely let me use her journals as reference materiel!) – and yet it covers the longest time period of all the books, spanning almost four years. Is this because my life was more boring, you ask? Hell no! It’s just that it all fit together thematically, and I didn’t really want to split it. So instead, I cut it down – losing close to 50,000 words from this manuscript alone! Now, the stories of my travels around Australia with Gill and her best friend Roo, in Rusty the van, are finally available – leaving me free to work on the next one… Busy, busy! :0)


Kamikaze Kangaroos Cover

Tony James Slater knew nothing about Australia.
Except for the fact that he’d just arrived there.

The stage is set for an outrageous adventure: three people, one van, on an epic, 20,000 mile road trip around Australia.
What could possibly go wrong?
Of course, the van – nicknamed ‘Rusty’ – is a crumbling wreck, held together by the world’s most garish paint job.
They’re criss-crossing the continent through some of the most inhospitable land on the planet – the infamous Aussie Outback.
And isn’t there something about Australian animals being… you know, kind of dangerous?

Unprepared, under-qualified and hopelessly inept, Tony battles giant pumpkins, mechanical mishaps and suicidal kangaroos, armed only with a thong and a sense of humour.
His companions struggle to keep him safe, while climbing in drag, snowboarding off cliffs, and hiking hundreds of miles through the bush.
One thing’s for sure; this ‘adventure of a lifetime’ – if they survive it – is something they’re never going to forget.

So, scull those stubbies!
Grab your galahs!
And put down that platypus.
There’s an idiot coming…

Check out ‘Kamikaze Kangaroos!’ on Amazon HERE. You can download a free sample from the same page, or read one on this website HERE.

And… it’s finally ready, folks!

The gallery of photos from Kamikaze Kangaroos!



A FAQ about Australia (and yes, about Rusty!) will be posted here soon. Have Patience. And then have anyone else who’s willing… the point is, it could be a while. Hey, I’m trying to write another book, y’all!


2 thoughts on “Kamikaze Kangaroos!

  1. Spent 9 weeks in WA, when you described the Perth hills I thought of Roleystone where we stayed, only to discover that’s where you were too! We also travelled North to Port Hedland on a Greyhound bus. 24 hours in vast outback with a 7 and 5 year old. Your book brought back great memories. Thanks.

  2. WOAH! That’s a BIG trip on a bus! Especially with young kids! I think it took us two weeks to wend our way as far up as Port Hedland. Ah, gotta love that place… ‘It’s Oresome!’
    Glad you enjoyed the book, Roo’s family lived in Roleystone for most of her life, but her dad finally sold the house there last year. It’s a gorgeous place, but a bit far from the city, which is where most of the family now live. We still go back there occasionally though… one day, we might be able to afford a house of our own there. Like, when I sell a million books… 😉

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